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June 1973

Epidermal Wound Healing

Author Affiliations

Augusta, Ga

Arch Dermatol. 1973;107(6):925. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620210081031

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In one of the introductions, William Montagna states, "somewhere in the world at least one conference a year is devoted to wound healing . . . Perhaps because of their very redundancy, these conferences divulge little that is new . . ." Montagna continues his introduction by pointing out that the two papers he is introducing are not merely a dull repetition of previous observations, but that they "may well have launched us into a deeper understanding of the biology of the epidermis." In my opinion, most of the introductions to the six parts of this book provide informative and thoughtful comments, and the entire book represents an excellent symposium monograph on wound healing.

Of the six parts, the first two are concerned with cellular aspects of epidermal wound repair. The articles here deal with the ordered architectural patterns of epidermis; the cell surface chemicals and wound fluids involved in epidermal repair; ultrastructural and the various

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